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First HUGE event

Post by DragonFly on Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:41 pm

Ok, so its not really an event, but potentially it will be huge for me. I am going to do some painting this weekend at a fairly large fundraiser craft sale. Got all my paints sorted, my cakes made. Just need to pick up my water, and a canopy, and I'm ready to go.

So nervous, but very excited! Wish me luck. Unfortunately, I don't have business cards, but I will probably have a bunch of just simply made/printed ones, just so I can get my name out there. I might have no kids to paint, but I also might have scores and scores! Not sure which one I would prefer at this point. Smile

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Post by Skidzz on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:29 pm

Cool!!!! I am happy for you!!! I wish you a very prosperous event!!! Go to Vistaprint... they are really great at their pricing... and even shipping.
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Re: First HUGE event

Post by DragonFly on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:32 pm

Ah yes, I was going to, actually. But I only have a few days left, so I wasn't sure if I can risk it. Well, actually only 2 days left now. Smile
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Post by DragonFly on Mon May 02, 2011 8:02 am

Oh...my gosh. Well, I was hoping to share pictures of happy kid faces that were painted by me on my first "event", but I have a different story to tell.

First of all, the whole "event" was a bit oversold to me, as it was just like 3-4 tables of people selling their old stuff. Which basically was a road-side garage sale. Which is fine, because it was a fundraiser.

I got there at around 9am. Unpacked my stuff, and then realizes - crap, I forgot my sponges! I was practicing the night before and left them out to dry. Ok, no problem, I had a couple of good sponges and a bag od shite disk-cheapies. I could just try my best.

Then I opened my paints and realized, crap - I left my brushes home! And my home is like 45 minutes away! One way. Luckily, there is a Walmart nearby, so I spent about 25$ for a bunch of various brushes.

And then...I was just basically sitting in a sun for several hours, watching my paints melt, and noone wanting to get painted. There were VANS of people with bunch of kids coming by, and not a single one wanted to paint. One girl asked me if it cost money to be painted. Umm..no , im just sitting here in the sun out of the goodness of my heart?

So, it was beyond disappointing. Not a single face to paint. Really bummed out, but in all honesty, it was really not an "event", so Maybe next time.

How do I keep my paints from melting int he sun! in a matter of minutes they became creams. Sad
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Post by FUNFACTORY on Mon May 02, 2011 9:11 am

Sorry to hear about your bad day , hope you can look back and chalk it up to a learning exspiriance sp? like-checking your kit b-4 you leave. lol-I forgot my sponges last week What a Face learning to ask the right questions when booking an event -I am trying to get better at that as well,guess it comes with time(I do not have a lot)GOOD LUCK,AND JUST KEEP PAINTING
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Re: First HUGE event

Post by AngieAnders on Mon May 02, 2011 10:41 am

Sorry about the bad day with your event Dragonfly. Sad Definitely use it as a learning experience! Have to be careful about what events to take. I've gotten extremely picky these days. Also, have a checklist to check in the morning to make sure you have all of your essentials - paints, sponges, water, brushes, mirror, glitter. Now that you have spare brushes you can keep them in your kit though. Hope the next event works out better!
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Re: First HUGE event

Post by DragonFly on Mon May 02, 2011 10:43 am

Heh, thanks. I am not discouraged, I definitely should be more responsible Smile
It was really funny, because I had that "world spinning at the realization of no brushes" almost movie-like moment. hehe

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Re: First HUGE event

Post by barbb919 on Mon May 02, 2011 4:28 pm

sorry to hear that your first event didn't turn out..but the next one will...keep painting. as far a forgetting stuff..i always the next day after my brushes,sponges, and paint have dried from cleaning them i put everything back in my tote make sure everything is ready to go for the next time it helps so much..putting things back in place after cleaning...

I also have a round chip bowl that i put ice in then set my paints on them with the lids closed, but i like the ice pack idea...may try it
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